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CLASS OF 1950 

Mary C. Putnam 


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From the shining heights of Newton, 

Echoing down the sloping hills. 

Our loyal song will last through ages 

Happy voices rise together. 
Year by year in volume gaining, 
Day by day a fairer praise sent up- 
While we are new heights attaining 
Down through our Newton days. 

— Words by Miriam Hayes, '50 







NCE upon a time there was an empty house on Centre Street. 
The driveway was long and bare. The shutters were closed, 
and everything was quiet, when one fine day in the middle 
of September strange things began to happen. Cars filled 
the driveway; trunks filled the front hall; and voices were 
heard in the long quiet rooms. There was tea in the break- 
fast room, books in the bar, and "grown-ups" (six of them) 
in the nursery. There was hockey on the golf course. People 
paddled their feet in the fountain, under Cupid's adorned 
In all things the old gave way to the new. Life filled a long-dead 
The Holy Ghost was called down upon the house, and Newton College 

had begun. 

From the very beginning the Spirit of the 
Sacred Heart was with us, and made us ever 
grateful for the loving plans that had fashioned 
that fast-growing family. So, when it came time 
for us to write our Yearbook, our first thought 
was to thank the Society that had watched over 
our college days with so much love. 



But we liave more than the Society to 
be grateful to; for there are two camps 
in our faculty, the Religious and what 
might be called "the irReligious", includ- 
ing a goodly smattering of priests, who 
mingled youth and authority in a happy 
mixture and became as much of our life 
in play as in study. The faculty even beat 
us in basketball; and while we loved and 
laughed at their striped shirts on the hoc- 
key field, we never ceased to respect their 
knowledge and their kindness. They were 
never mere professors to us, but real 
people, interested and concerned, who 
never forgot that we ourselves were more 
than students. 

Only three of them have been with us 
since the beginning, that faraway day when 

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Caesar encamped on the second floor of 
Barat, Tartarin hunted lions in the Big 
Snake Pit, and St. John wrote his gospel 
on our only blackboard. Our happiness 
that they stayed with us has been equalled 
only by the joy of seeing others join them 
year by year: others to make explosions 
in the Lab. and fill blackboards with 
equations; others to explain the fall of 
the Roman empire, give us the gift of 
tongues, and teach us the secret of poetry; 
and last, but by no means least, the "meta- 
physician of the twentieth century." 

We are grateful indeed for all they 
taught us in the classroom, but even more 
for all they taught us by just being them- 

We were a "motley crew" — the forty of us. There was every species of Proper 
Bostonian, the correct leavening of improper New Yorkers, a Mexican, a Colom- 
bian, and one rebel — but she slept most of that year. There were both wise and 
foolish virgins; but we all soon learned that oil or no oil, the supply was cut off 
at ten. 

We were quite pleased with ourselves and felt very self-sufficient until, in Sopho- 
more Year, we saw what fun it was to have another class around. We taught the 
Freshmen to carry chairs, to beat us in basketball, and to "lift" ice-cream from the 

By Junior Year we were somewhat on our dignity — until we tried to manoeuvre 
in caps and gowns. We had a Freshman Class to protect and we could assume a 
matriarchal attitude during hazing, to cover up our envy. 

When we reached the Senior Class, we suddenly felt very strange. Here we were 
about to graduate. What had happened to those four years? Nobody knew. So we 
decided to look more closely, to see what we were like and what we had done. 




Maiden High School, 
Maiden, Mass. 

Missions 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 3. 

"She looked a little wistfully, 
Then went her sunshine way." 

"Yes, please?" If you ever hear these words spoken in a high treble, if you ever 
hear the uneven shuffling of feet pursuing you down the corridor, turning you will 
discover the remarkably melancholy cocker spaniel eyes, the Raggedy-Ann coun- 
tenance of Mary-Liz, the female edition of Little Boy Blue. A philosopher of com- 
mon sense, a student of human relations, her good-natured attitude towards life 
makes Mary a source of refreshment. She is not studied in anything. She knits, 
works, and enjoys life with a naturalness which is the distinguishing mark of her 
personality. Nothing ever upsets her, and she brings to the nervous and rushed a 
serenity that is unfeigned and a humor that is largely unconscious. 


Mount Alvernia Academy. 
Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 

Magazine 3, 4. 

A.A. 1 (Treas.), 2, 3, 4 (V. Pres.) 

Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3. 

"This is wisdom, to be strong, 
This is virtue, to be gay." 

Betty's red hair has often been the bane of her existence. Whenever she was up 
to some mischief it was her red hair that gave her away. She is little and full of life, 
and loves to tear down the hockey field with a stick held high above her shoulders. 
In the Smoker she is always ready for a "quick hand of bridge" before class, and 
she enjoys every joke to the full, even — and especially — when it is on herself. 
Shall we ever understand how so capable a person forgot that morning exam? But 
of course there could have been other things on her mind. . . . She is always excited 
about something, and is one of the few Seniors who comes to a Monday morning 
class bright and cheerful after a busy weekend. Energy is her keynote, and she will 
surely get from life all the enjoyment that she brings to its living. 




St. Francis Xavier Academy, 
Providence, R. I. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Dramatics 1 (V. Pres.l, 2, 3, 4 

Catholic Action 2, 4. 
Freshman Forum. 
Basketball 3. 

"She is pretty to walk with 
And witty to talk with 
And pleasant, too, to think on." 

Flo is the President of the Dramatic Club and it's all because of her red hair. 
If you are born with that delightful ornament, a ready-made reputation awaits 
you. Flo answers the requirements more than adequately with her tallness, and 
quickness and even her green eyes. Living up to a universal reputation prepared 
her for the role of an actress. In Christmas in the Village Square she adlibbed with 
all the ease and wit of a Talullah. In H.M.S. Pinafore Flo takes on the character of 
"plump and pleasing" Buttercup, and puts to use her not-too-latent flirtatious 
ability. But Flo embroiders upon the red-head legend with her own personality. 
Her mischievousness expresses itself in adding a witty touch to a local joke, and 
explodes in the "Fletcher Act", a routine known to all of Barat. Her strength is 
in her overwhelming amiability which reaches out and warms everyone. 


Winsor School. Boston, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2 (Pres.), 3, 4 (-V. 

Dramatics 1. 
Missions 1, 2. 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Interracial 3, 4. 
Choir 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Sivitchboard 3, 4. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4 (Capt.). 
Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4. 

"/ will not rease from mental fight. 
Nor shall my sword sleep in my 

Have you ever seen fifty-five Libers propelled along the tunnel by an invisible 
force? Have you ever seen three pedestals and six boxes being carried at the same 
time by the same person? If you can make your way to the other side of the ob- 
struction there you will find Hilda, furiously refusing any attempt at help. This 
ferocious energy can also send a hockey ball half-way down the field, make a basket 
from the other side of the center line, and hold a solo second against the entire Glee 
Club. Her attachments are just as strong, her friendships just as permanent. And 
if there's anything that typifies Hilda it's "We Can Do It" — for she is the "Battle- 
maiden", and her strength and power is all turned towards good. 


Walnut Hill School, 
Natick, Mass. 

Dramatics 3, 4. 
IRC 3, 4. 
Missions 3. 
Magazine 3. 

"All comely quality! 
All gentleness and hospitality! 
All courtesy and merriment!" 

People are Lydia's main interest. Her talent in dealing with the old and the 
young may be due to the sociology and psychology courses which she defends 
against all comers, or it may be due to that natural instinct which makes her an 
able camper and a good scout. She has a Charlie Chaplin sense of humor, the 
earnestness of a Federal Court judge, and the practical sense of an economic poten- 
tate. You may see her re-enacting the old-time movies, engrossed in a social prob- 
lem, or rummaging through the stacks for a thick history book. Yet she is never 
too busy to amuse or to be amused, and never too frivolous to learn. She is a real 
person whose interests are as wide as her generosity. 


Jeanne d'Arc Academy, 
Milton, Mass. 

Glee Club 3. 
Dramatics 1. 2. 
Inter-racial 4. 
Missions 1. 
Catholic Action 1. 
French Club 3, 4 (Pres.). 
Magazine 2, 3, 4. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Social Committee 1, 2. 
Class Secretary 1, 2. 

"What delightful hosts are 
Life and love." 


Whether it's in the midst of the "ape act" or in the middle of another party, 
Claire has well earned the reputation of keeping us all laughing. "Dare me?" Little 
encouragement is required to stimulate the flow of wit and humor. Her athletic 
ability consists in the impersonation of Faculty members on the hockey field or in 
the gym; remember? But she also has a more serious side exemplified in scholastic 
diligence, French Club leadership, and musical achievements — instrumental, that is. 
We hope she has good luck raising little redheads. She should; for sympathy, and 
charm, and sincerity are in her every action. 



Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
Washington, D. C. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 4. 

Dramatics 1, 4. 

IRC 2, 4. 

Missions 1, 2. 3, 4. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4 (V. 

Pres. I . 
Freshman Forum. 
Choir 1. 2. 
Magazine 3. 
Hockey 1, 2. 
Basketball 1, 2. 

"Eternal sunshine settles on her 


The weather is always cold to Annie, and even constant, naps seem few and far 
between; but in spite of soporific tendencies, the call of the Confederacy rouses her 
to instant action. She has more faith than anyone we know — she even believes that 
the South will rise again; and if Robert E. Lee wasn't a Jesuit it's not Annie's fault! 
She is a paradox, but not a disturbing one. She never worries about things because 
they will always turn out right for her — and she sees to it that they will turn out 
right for others. The impression is one of a sunflower turned anywhere there is 

DOYLE E. deM. 


Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart, Newton, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 

Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 


Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4 (Capt.). 

Social Committee 3, 4. 

Class President 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Student Gov't 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pres.). 

"A good heart, Kate, is the sun 
and the moon." 

Four years ago we asked Kate to lead us in our new endeavor, for she seemed 
to be the spirit of Newton and we wanted Newton to have the spirit of Kate. Our 
choice only goes to show the great wisdom of the first graduating class! Kate's 
heart is loving, her ways strong and unassuming; her smile is for all, and her laugh- 
ter — not exactly of the bell-like quality — ever-ready to spring forth. She has never 
had a chance to enjoy the delights of wickedness, because she spends her time 
getting the rest of us out of trouble. She has, however, managed to cling to the 
spirit of our first year here by always tutoring the Freshmen in Logic. And this is 
typical of Kate, who must have been born on a Friday; for "Friday's child is loving 
and giving." 



Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
Kenwood, Albany, N. Y. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 

IRC 2, 3, 4. 

Missions 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pres.). 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Inter-racial 3. 

Freshman Forum. 

Choir 1, 2. 

Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Student Government 1. 

"And you moved among these 

Absorbed, and smiling, and sure." 

There is, on earth, a race of men, hard and cruel. These are known as the legend- 
breakers. Gleefully we join this company, eager to expose the smallest of the 
Englerts. Legend tells of Mary Liz characterized by scientific qualities of placidity, 
stability, and prudence; but have they seen her in the Smoker? The scientist dis- 
appears in the Smoker. The scientist disappears in the haze. Is there placidity in 
ousting a certain unnamed person from that fiery hole? Is there stability in a five- 
no-trump bid? Is there prudence in an 8:30 dash to the signing-in book? Have you 
seen a small mountain of blankets erupt at 12:30 A.M. urging us in un-scientific 
tones, and we paraphrase, to lower our voices? Have you heard her Twelfth Street 
Rag or seen the routine of The Gay Desperado? Have you noticed how she handles 
those big blue eyes? When you know those things, replace the myth of the practical 
scientist with the reality of Mary Liz. whose "every inch is packed with DYNA- 


Academy of Notre Dame, 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Missions 1, 2. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3. 

"Serene tvill be her days and bright, 
And happy will her nature be." 

Something is always happening to Norma, but unless she appeared on crutches 
you would never know it. She shows an apparent indifference to care and worry, 
for no matter how many times calamity falls, she is always able to shrug it off. 
Her favorite accessory is a telephone, without which she would be lost, for Norma 
is completely gregarious by nature. This social instinct extends only perforce to 
the Lab., where she mixes elements as she would people at a party. She is full of 
wild tales of hilarious experiences which she takes great pleasure in telling. She 
takes pleasure in most things, but chiefly in giving pleasure to others. 


Gardner High School, 
Gardner, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2 (V. Pres.), 3, 4 

Catholic Action 2, 3, 4. 
French Club 3, 4. 
Freshman Forum. 
Girl Scouts 1 (Ass't Leader). 

"Who mixed reason ivith pleasure, 
And ivisdom with mirth." 

A promising candidate for Girl Scout activities, Jodie is unyielding in her am- 
bition to organize. She has the ability to meet problems with a whimsical manner, 
and never loses her inherent calm . . . "well, hardly ever." No matter how often 
Jodie repeats one of her many yarns, ( and she does ) , there is always the sugges- 
tion of stifled laughter in her voice, as if everything somehow had humor in it. She 
can listen to others, too, with a friendly air and a contagious smile; for, above all, 
Jodie is everybody's friend. 


Boston Academy of Notre 
Dame, Boston, Mass. 

Glee Club 2, 3, 4. 
Dramatics 1. 
Missions 1, 2. 
Catholic Action 1, 2. 
Freshman Forum. 
Magazine 3. 
Hockey 1. 
Basketball 1. 

"A heart as sound and free 
As in the whole world thou canst 

If you hear a voice going up and down the scale on your name, you stop and lis- 
ten, knowing it to be Jane winsomely calling you. Turning, you see her with a big 
smile on her face, her saucy blue eyes laughing, and it is hard not to smile back. 
Jane is one of the most optimistic optimists we know, in a quiet yet infectious way. 
This, and a carefree nonchalance have been a stepping-stone to many a passing 
grade when exam tremors beset so many of us. "Potentially" varsity material, 
Jane's athletic endeavors are more than often outdone by a hasty, well-played hand 
of bridge between classes in the Smoker. Yet her nonchalance does not mean un- 
concern, for Jane is really interested in people, and happy in their happiness. 

GOOD E. deM. 


Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart, Newton. Mass. 

Glee Club 1 (Treas.), 2, 3. 
Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Freshman Forum. 
Choir 1. 
Magazine 3. 
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Basketball 1, 2, 3. 

"A mind at peace ivith ail below." 

We have among us a student who is partly good. The rest of her, for some rea- 
son, is Muffy. The whole of her is often tired, tired in the midst of classes; and 
that intense and studious air of concentration is best achieved with closed eyes. 
Muffy has two habits, going to Sacred Heart and not eating — a non sequitur? She 
has a strong will, however, and forces herself to go home almost every night of the 
week. That same strength of will keeps her face deadly serious while she makes 
those devastating remarks which no one can resist; nor can we resist her generous 
hospitality, for to all of us Muffy has been everlastingly steady and strong, and so 
very kind. 

E. deM. 


Convent of the Sacred Heart. 

New York, N. Y. 

Glee Club 1 (Sec'y), 2, 3, 4. 
IRC 3 (Pres.l, 4. 
Inter-racial 4. 
Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Freshman Forum. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Basketball 1, 2, 3. 4. 
A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pres.). 

"All her excellencies stand in her 
so quietly as if they had stolen 
upon her without her knoivledge." 

Sheila has a quality that is hard to put down on paper, or to convey to anyone 
who has not met her — something whimsical and pixieish, knowing, yet altogether 
guileless. Her infectious laughter, her sudden shynesses, her continually lost 
glasses, endeared her to us at once; but it was only gradually that we came to 
appreciate the depth of her childlike air. Her very real interest in current events 
made her an indispensable orator for the IRC; her athletic skills made her the pride 
of the team in every game; her original pen has created essays that delighted us. 
There is something cool and fresh and feminine about Sheila, an elusive quality that 
is as hard to catch as a sunbeam, a fanciful quietness that charms and holds us, 
all the lovelier for its intangibleness. the more entrancing for its promise. 



Convent of the Sacred Heart. 
New York, N. Y. 

Glee Club 4. 

Dramatics 1 (Sec'y), 2 (V. Pres.). 

IRC 2, 3, 4 (Pres.). 

Catholic Action 1. 

French Club 3. 

Freshman Forum. 

Yearbook Board 4. 

Social Committee 1, 2, 3. 

"She will bring thee, all together, 
All delights of summer weather." 

Now here is a charmer — Long Island sparkle, flavored with just a bit of Boston. 
In fact, Agnes is a truly cosmopolitan person; a touch of South of the Border ac- 
companied by Lady of Spain. Agnes is perennially on the Dean's List, yet never 
bookish. Her poise and ease are ever present, whether in leading the IRC or at a 
Tea Dance. And speaking of Tea Dances, what is the feminine of Casanova? She 
invariably returns from a V.L.P. with the enthusiastic comment: "We really had a 
marvellous time!" Optimism is her keynote; and with this optimism, Agnes will 
fashion her own future. 


Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
New York, N. Y. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Dramatics 1 (Treas. ), 2 (Sec'y). 3, 

4 (V. Pies.). 
IRC 2, 3, 4. 
Inter-racial 3, 4. 
Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Freshman Forum. 
Choir 1. 

Magazine 2, 3, 4 (Editor-in-Chief). 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Hockey 1, 2, 3. 
Basketball 1. 

"/ saw the mystic vision flow 
And live in men and ivoods and 

Until I could no longer know 
The dream of life from my own 


In an atmosphere of wild horses and cowboys or in one of brain-stretching 
philosophers Mimi is equally at home. One minute you might find her compos- 
ing another of her hypnotic poems (if she is not racing to beat her extended 
dead-line with a term-paper), and the next you might find her telling the story 
of the week to some unsuspecting Freshman. Whether you are looking for some 
wizard idea with which to astound a professor, or the best way to write a petition 
to the Dean, Mimi is the one to ask. No one will forget Mimi's troubles with her 
glasses, or her all-night vigils before exams — and her relief at getting 96 instead 
of a flunk ! And what about Christopher and Lochinvar and the fire-escape in Fresh- 
man Year? There's nothing Mimi can't do, good or bad; and whatever it is she 
writes a poem about it. Her capabilities have compelled our admiration as her 
friendliness and sincerity have won our love. 


Jeanne d'Arc Academy, 
Milton, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Inter-racial 3, 4 (V. Pres. ). 
Missions 1, 2 (Sec'y), 3, 4 (V. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Choir 3. 
Magazine 2. 
Hockey 2. 
Year Book Board 4. 

"Those who dream by day are fur 
more cognizant of things than 
those who dream by night." 

Hickey is an enigma. She rarely makes class and when she does she has forgotten 
her books. She loves to sing if she can remember the tune, loves to walk in the rain 
if she can find her shoes; and above all she loves the College. We hope she will 
always remember the address! Mary drives a car to the detriment of the pedestrian, 
plastered with signs giving evidence of a mother's faith in the rest of humanity. 
Though Mary is unorganized, her absent-mindedness comes from a heart com- 
pletely unconcerned with the fluff of life and interested only in the stuff it is made 
of. She is unconcerned with Hickey only because she is never absent-minded about 
other people and never unconcerned with their problems. 


Woodward School, 
Quincy, Mass. 

Freshman Forum. 
Yearbook Board 4. 

"True beauty lies in deep retreats! 

If you ever wandered over to the laboratory on an afternoon and looked in, you 
would see a demure blond busily mixing up a lethal brew of noxious chemicals. 
She would smile serenely and say a quiet "hello" while her cauldron fumed and 
bubbled menacingly. In Reggie there seems to be no conflict between her own 
gentle calmness and the tremendous force of the chemicals with which she works. 
She is not only serene in herself, but she gives that serenity to others. She never 
gets annoyed and is the perfect mediator for any argument, with her "Don't get ex- 
cited" and her dry sense of humor. Possibly because she is not always blurting it 
out, she has within her a wealth of gentle wisdom. 


Mt. Trinity Academy, 
Watertown, Mass. 

Magazine 2, 3. 
Yearbook Board 4. 

"A heart ichose softness harmon- 
ized the whole." 

Quiethy Mary Lou came to us and quietly she has made her influence felt among 
us, for she is a ready friend. She has a capable hand with test-tube and scalpel — 
but who wants to perform an autopsy on a rabbit? Mary Lou is happy anywhere. 
but especially driving around at the wheel of her big, blue Buick, with the back 
seat all filled up. Yet her driving belies her steadiness and tranquility; and her out- 
ward calm belies her quick humor and love of a joke. Standing on her feet in the 
Lab. all day never destroys her cheerfulness; and sights and sounds which would 
conquer us leave her undisturbed. Of all of us it is truest of Mary Lou, that "still 
water runs deep." 



Girls' Latin School. 
Boston, Mass. 

Glee Club 3. 4. 
IRC 3, 4. 
Inter-racial 4. 
Missions 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 3, 4. 
NFCCS 3, 4. 

"/ am consumed with a slow fire, 
For righteousness is my desire." 

"Now listen kids. ..." And we do, because Mary has something she wants to 
get across. It gets. When Mary came in Junior Year, she really came, she saw, she 
conquered. We have been gladly succumbing ever since, because Mary will see 
anything through to the finish. Yet in seeing a thing through, she also sees through 
it, and can take the curse off any calamity by her marvellous mimicry. Mary is 
tremendously enthusiastic and sees all things as possible, even keeping Hickey's 
shoes on. To say that she is unselfish is an understatement. In fact, to say anything 
good about Mary is an understatement because she really embodies the spirit of the 
Sacred Heart. 


Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart, Newton, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2. 

IRC 2. 

Inter-racial 4. 

Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4 (Pies.). 

Freshman Forum. 

"No coward soul, is mine, 
No trembler in the world's storm- 
troubled sphere" 

It is absolutely impossible for Kirkie to make an announcement in Assembly 
without putting the whole College in hysterics. This is not because she is light or 
off-hand; at any moment of the day she is likely to drag you into a corner to ask 
you to pray for an intention, very special, very secret, and always for someone else. 
Kirkie has the interests of the whole world at heart, and by the whole world we 
mean the Whole World. She loves to be teased about anything and everything — in 
fact, she actually enjoys blushing. It is a happy thing that she is the head of Catholic 
Action, for she is really Catholic and full of action. 


Roslindale High School, 
Boston, Mass. 

IRC 2, 3, 4. 
Dramatics 1. 
Missions 1, 2, 3. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3. 
Freshman Forum. 
Yearbook Board 4. 

"Afoot and lighthearted, I take to 
the open road. 
Healthy, free, the world before 

A bright smile and a cheery greeting typify Mary even in times of dire distress. 
Happy-go-lucky and a complete extrovert, she derives the utmost pleasure from 
everything she does. Mary carries her own soap-box, for she is always ready to 
expound her ideas on anything and everything to the bitter end, against irrefutable 
arguments and all comers. Her interests are varied, chief among them is her vital 
interest in people, which we were not long in discovering, for Mary loves to do 
things for everybody. At any moment you are liable to see her whizzing out of the 
driveway, taking all sorts of people in every direction. It is this generosity which 
characterizes Mary in all things, for she really loves to give. 


Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
Noroton, Conn. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Dramatics 1, 2. 
IRC 2, 3. 
Choir 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Sivitch board 4. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Hockey 1, 3. 
Basketball 1, 3. 
Freshman Forum. 

"A youth to whom was given so 
much of earth, so much of heaven." 

"Week of February 14-21. Chic LaBonte, ten hours." 
"But Chic's not here. She's gone to Oklahoma!" 

For Chic seems to alternate between a string of three weeks' campuses and trips 
half-way across the globe. She is interested in everything and can ably support 
both sides of a discussion at the same time. This broadness of mind is only out- 
done by her greatness of heart. In fact, Chic is so generous that she outdoes even 
herself. But there is one little detail about Chic that we cannot overlook — that every 
Monday morning she goes on a diet and every Monday afternoon she goes out to 
Brigham's. However, we never find this inconsistency in important things. For 
Chic can really philosophize in the Smoker in the midst of the wildest confusion. 
She may rush around, but she is never rushed, for she has that sure serenity that 
comes from truth. 

E. deM. 


Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart, Newton, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4. 
IRC 2, 3 (V. Pres.). 
Missions 1, 2, 3. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3. 
Freshman Forum. 
Basketball 1. 

"The secret of success is constancy 
of purpose." 

Mary Lou has instigated a host of traditions at Newton; and her hard work and 
businesslike efficiency have helped to make Parents' Weekend and Freshman Wel- 
coming smashingly successful. We are certain of her completion of any task she 
undertakes. Although studies come first with Mary Lou, her rigid schedule includes 
time for relaxation. She is one of the foundation stones of the Smoker, an ardent 
movie fan, and a connoisseur of good cooking. She shares with Helene the honor of 
attaining the first three weeks' campus; but shares with herself alone the foresight 
which made her begin her thesis in Freshman Year. History is her forte, and her 
memory for names and dates leaves us gasping. However, there is one field to which 
her likes do not extend : the hockey field, and one method of transportation she does 
not relish: shankesmare: but her cheers are loyal at games. Mary Lou herself is a 
completely loyal person who at every opportunity is ready to cheer for Newton. 




Newton High School, 
Newton, Mass. 

Dramatics 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Magazine 2. 
Missions 1, 2, 3. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Yearbook Board 4 (Art Editor). 

"All nature wears one universal 


The first thing that strikes you about Mary is her amazing mine of information. 
She knows something about everything; but the theatre is her real love. She knows 
all about it, and is eager to act herself. In fact, she loves to do any and everything, 
but most of all to help; and her enjoyment of life is as deep as her generosity. If 
you look at the pages of Mary's notebook, you will know right away that she is 
artistic too, . . . that is, in case you missed the bulletin board with numerous posters 
all done by her. Though she loves to sing, she can't carry a tune, but in her own 
words she "can still whistle." This is Mary's whole spirit: to make the best of every- 
thing that comes, both for herself and all about her. 


Brimmer-May School, 
Boston, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2. 
Dramatics 1. 
IRC 2, 3, 4. 
Missions 1, 2, 3. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 4. 
French Club 3, 4. 
Freshman Forum (Treas.). 

"How happy is she born and taught 
Whose armor is her honest 

When Joan came to Newton, she came very quietly, but we were not long in dis- 
covering that there was much she could do. Her skill in managing languages and big 
Buicks is probably more widely known than her skill in managing professors and 
skis, but she is equally adept at them all. An affable manner, an infectious laugh, 
dogmatic decisions (expressed by an emphatic "very true" or a final "definitely 
not" ) , and a resigned C'est la vie are all part of her personality. Yet C'est la vie 
implies no dislike of life, for serious or gay, alone or in a crowd, Joan enjoys life 
however she finds it. 


Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
Kenwood, Albany, N. Y. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Dramatics 1, 2, 3, 4. 

IRC 2, 3. 

Inter-racial 3, 4 (Pres.). 

Missions 1, 2 (V. Pres.), 3, 4. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Freshman Forum. 

Choir 1, 2. 3, 4. 

Switchboard 3, 4. 

Magazine 2, 3, 4. 

Yearbook Board 4 (Ed.-in-Chief ) . 

Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Basketball 1, 2, 3 (Capt.), 4. 

Social Committee 1. 

"/ have heard the song of a fairy 
bird in a tree, 
And the peace that is not in the 
world has flown to me." 

Polly is a legend of joy. The tale of her accomplishments astounds us and we 
fall back in awe, and let's face it — envy. After observing the flash of countless 
needles, we have come to the conclusion that she both clothes and adorns her entire 
family. Professionally she is as indispensable as its stage to the Dramatic Associa- 
tion. It is through her acting that the motive of "Put" is made clear; for she acts 
on the stage as she does in life, through joy. It is the joy of a child, simple, strong, 
and sweet; but it is womanly, for it is tempered by thought and worked through 
wisdom. Her joy is such a part of her that whatever she touches turns to loveliness. 

E. deM. 


Country Day School of the 
Sacred Heart, Newton, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2 (V. Pres.), 3, 4. 

IRC 2. 

Inter-racial 3. 

Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Catholic Action 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Freshman Forum. 

Magazine 3. 

Yearbook Board 4 (Bus. Mgr.). 

NFCCS 2, 3. 

Hockey 1. 

Basketball 1, 2. 

Social Committee 1. 2, 4. 

Class Secretary 3, 4. 

"Shall I compare thee to a sum- 
mer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more 

What happens to our philosophical mind during philosophy class? Or, worse 
still, to the class theologian during theology class? Elena has a deep thought for 
every occasion, and a ready answer to every why; but she also has a strange, or not 
so strange, allergy to the confining walls of the classroom and finds the drone of 
the professor's voice a perfect background for planning "a party in the room to- 
night," or for counting the days and seconds until vacation. During the day she 
may be found pouring over the Summa and working out her own explanation of the 
mystery of the Trinity. In theology class the quest for truth gives way to a more 
creative bent; and new patterns for silver or some other vital things occupy her 
time. Elena is one of those rare combinations of lightness and depth. Always 
seriously thoughtful, yet never too busy for a good time, we find her tranquility a 
joy and her company a delight. 


Boston Academy of Notre 
Dame, Boston, Mass. 

Magazine 3. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
Social Committee 3, 4. 

"Laughter learnt of friends; and 

In hearts at peace." 

Connie combines a natural desire for fun with an acquired enthusiasm for learn- 
ing, especially around January and May. She always appreciates a night out during 
the week, whether for bridge or bigger things, and is an expert at making Tea 
Dances run smoothly, as well as enjoying them herself. Although she never smokes, 
Connie, heralded by her "What's the scoop?", makes frequent trips to the Smoker, 
full of genuine interest in what is going on. One of Newton's favorite chauffeurs, 
she still is never rushed or in a hurry to go places, for with her calm kindness she 
makes wherever she is a resting place. 

E. deM. 


Jeremiah E. Burke High School 
for Girls, Dorchester, Mass. 

IRC 2, 3. 
Missions 1, 2, 3. 
Catholic Action 1, 2, 3. 
Freshman Forum (Sec'yh 
Student Government 2, 3, 4. 
Class Vice President 2, 3, 4. 

''Let gentleness my strong enforce- 
ment be." 

One of the things that Schultzie must have gotten from the Waves was a great 
knowledge of mechanics, for she pilots a rattling car through Milton winters with 
amazing dexterity. At Newton she displays the same practical serenity in dealing 
with people that she shows when her car refuses to start on a cold morning, or, once 
started, stalls in front of an onrushing trolley. She is quiet, but her influence, one 
of generosity and straightness, is strongly felt. Yet she never takes herself seriously 
or wants others to do so. She never claims her rights, but she meets her responsi- 
bilities quietly and wholeheartedly, helping us in many ways we hardly realize, but 
for which we will always be grateful. 


Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
Noroton, Conn. 

IRC 2. 

Freshman Forum. 
Magazine 2, 3, 4. 
Yearbook Board 4. 
NSA 2, 3, 4. 
Hockey 1, 2. 
Basketball 1, 2. 

Social Committee 1, 2, 3, 4 (Chair- 
man ) . 
Class Treasurer 1, 2, 3, 4. 

"It takes life to love life." 

Helene is unique at Newton ; in fact, we're sure she is the most unique person 
on the Eastern Seaboard : she can talk at breakfast. She can even talk before break- 
fast; and what's more, it is an interesting conversation! They say one gets out of a 
thing what one brings to it, and Helene brings such enthusiasm to everything that 
it overflows onto us even at 8:00 in the morning. It may be the latest NSA project, 
the most "terrific" buy at Filene's, or her newest method of raising the money she 
always obtains for the countless committees of which she is the treasurer. We 
feel sure Helene will never have time to write a book of her experiences, but some- 
one sjhould — not because they are particularly unusual or breathtaking — but because 
they are supremely entertaining; just like Helene who, anything but trivial herself, 
does not believe that anything is a triviality, and who would never admit that 
someone is just "an ordinary guy" — would you, Helene? 


Sacred Heart High School, 
Newton Centre, Mass. 

Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Missions 1. 
Catholic Action 1. 
Magazine 2. 

"Your heart 1 
young eyes." 

as kind as your 

When we first met Trudy we thought her a very quiet sort of person, but that 
idea went up in smoke, all too literally, because we really discovered Trudy in the 
Smoker. She has a sense of humor which goes with her quietude. In fact, they 
pair well together and are useful for stealthily dropping an ice-cube down some- 
one's back. Trudy's neat appearance is never altered by a gym class, but you should 
see her tousled state after an exciting Canasta game. Though travelling on a basket- 
ball court has never impressed her, Trudy loves to go places and see things. She is 
kind to everybody and in turn, she is everybody's darling. Who could resist that 

E. deM. 


Academy of Notre Dame, 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Glee Club 3. 4. 
IRC 3, 4 (V. Pies.). 
Inter-racial 3. 
Missions 1, 2, 3, 4. 
Catholic Action 1. 2, 3. 4. 
French Club 3. 4. 
Yearbook Board 4. 

"As there is sense in truth and 
truth in virtue." 

A cloud of dust, a flash of light, the 10 o'clock bell, and in runs Pat, who has 
never been seen when not rushing around to catch up on a fantastic amount of 
work. Leisurely at heart, she enjoys nothing more than an all-night chat, but be- 
neath her unruffled calm she is forever scheming a new constructive adventure. 
Perhaps it is her mathematical precision that makes her such a capable executive. 
She is, however, more than this, for she possesses that rare gift of genuine in- 
terest in everyone and everything, forever eager to lend a kind word, a helping hand, 
or even her mother's silver tea set. Her quick smile, her spontaneous retorts, her 
firmness of convictions, and her friendly charm make her wonderful to be with 
anytime; but before you realize it. she has dashed off to something else — "Kids. 
I've got so much to do!" 


Convent of the Sacred Heart, 
New York, N. Y. 

Dramatics 1, 2. 
IRC 2 (Pies.). 
Freshman Forum (Pres.). 
NFCCS 1, 2. 
Hockey 1, 2, 4. 
Basketball 1, 2, 4. 

"Each change of many-colored life 
she drew, 
Exhausted worlds, and then 
imagined new." 

When you know Mary Anne, one of the things you will remember about her is her 
handwriting. It is large handwriting, not more than five words to a page, and it 
seems to symbolize Mary Anne herself; for Mary, when she does things, does them 
in a big way. One can always hear her laugh above the rest. Her smile is wider, 
her wit keener, her antics funnier. Even her argyle socks seem to be bigger than 
those knitted by other adoring females. In a bridge game she always has the 
greatest score, and in a discussion the greatest number of listeners; and when Mary 
is excited you would think the world was coming to an end. Quite naturally Mary 
Anne is very proud of that big city from which she hails — New York! Her carefree 
ways almost belie her depth and quick intelligence; but if you are observant you 
can catch a glimpse of the othersideness in her eyes. In looking, they seem to pene- 
trate beyond the surface into the entirety of things both great and small. 


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Left to right: M. McCarthy, M. Jani, M. O'Hagan, 
M. Tynan. 

The Class of '51 were the first people who ever gave us any competition. When 
they waltzed into the first Tea Dance with the New Look, we thought they were the 
most glamorous people we had ever seen. We took revenge in hazing. We ruined 
their hair-dos with pigtails and their dignity by making them propose to the post- 
man. The only trouble was that by the next Tea Dance they had snapped back into 
shape and were just as glamorous as ever. We have them to thank, too, for the fact 
that half of us were marooned in Joe's for the winter of the great snow. They ruined 
our athletic record and made everything less exclusive, and, sin of sins, they' occu- 
pied all those chairs in the Smoker. But in spite of these enormous drawbacks, the 
Class of '51 had a few good points — twenty-nine, to be exact. They were witty and 
kind and full of spirit; and they showed us, as no others could have done, that 
really good things become better the more they are shared. 


First row. left to right: A. M. Sullivan, M. Mahoney, E. Cortelli, 

C. Casey, M. Squatrito. 
Second row, left to right: F. Maher, B. Lauredo, M. Pasarell, H. 

Harmon, L. Perez, E. Watson. 
Third row, left to right: M. Jani, E. Englert, A. Whelan. 
Fourth row, left to right: P. Canning, S. Smith, M. Wessling, M. 

Fifth row, left to right: A. Wellings, B. Siu, M. O'Hagan, A. 

Elcock, J. Gonzalez. 
Sixth row, left to right: M. Tynan, C. Rogers, J. Lyons, C. Rice, 

T. McGrath. 


Left to right: H. Jani, A. Reardon, R. O'Connell. 
J. Welch. 

The Class of '52 were a new experience — a sister class. They were the biggest 
class we'd ever seen and their talents were as numerous as they themselves. They 
swelled the Glee Club, and did Gilbert and Sullivan up proud. Thev had a terrific 
chorus line, to say nothing of McNamara's Band. We stood aghast to watch them 
tackle two terms of Logic in one year — and come out alive. Logically enough, they 
knew how to make a good time too — especially on the occasion of one particular 
Boston Tea Party. There was in the beginning a certain shyness and quiet about 
them, but as soon as a hapless insect visited a certain radiator, we discovered their 
true characteristic — and the word is certainly not "silent". With '52 came required 
science for Sophomores, and they made those marvellous discoveries .that Izaac 
Walton invented the Law of Gravity, that Samuel Gompers was a world-famous 
geologist, and wonder of wonders, that you could quite easily draw your own eye 
with the aid of a microscope. But if they were always making discoveries, so were 
we — and very soon we found out how nice they were to have around. 


First row, left to right : M. Dealy, P. Mulhern, G. Lavedan, J. 
Connelly, M. Heanue; Second row, left to right: C. O'Neil, J. 
Shields, K. Chiapetta, M. Russell, B. Kelly; Third row, left to right: 
J. Paquin, B. Conlon, P. A. Dolan, M. B. O'Shea; Fourth row, left to 
right: J. Yawman, S. Hurley, B. Cassidy, M. McManus; Fifth row, 
left to right: M. Okuley, J. Crowley, C. Kilby, M. Cronin; Sixth row, 
left to right: B. Cameron, G. de Vitry, J. Welch, H. Jani; Seventh 
row, left to right: R. O'Connell, P. Heenan, A. Reardon, J. Kenney; 
Eighth row, left to right: N. O'Meara, P. R. Denny, M. Higgins, D. 
Spalthoff, K. A. Keogh; Ninth row, left to right: A. Fisher, M. Zahn, 
A. O'Connell, A. Eliot, G. Pitts. 


Left to right: N. Hurley, S. L. Whelan, G. Con- 
ley, M. C. Dwyer. 

As soon as we met the Class of '53, we began to be sorry that we had only one 
year to spend with them. Everything seemed so bright when they were around. 
It was like having children in the house — but so much more, for they were the ones 
who seemed to be watching out for us, carrying chairs, seeing that things were 
neat, showing us really happy service. But it wasn't just all work either — though 
whatever the Freshmen did they did in a big way. What about the wonderful circus 
complete with organ-grinder and candy apples? What about that basketball game 
which was played off for eight extra quarters? What about that astounding plan of 
studies which they seemed to take with such calm? They even knew how to get fif- 
teen people in one car. We could pass off our defects and inabilities on the fact 
that we're old ladies now, we've outgrown all that; but it's really not the case. The 
Freshmen were just plain wonderful. 


First row, left to right: A. Fulton, C. Craig, J. Thurber, M. J. 
Glennon, A. Streeter; Second row, left to right: A. Higgins, J. 
Murphy, B. Bergen, B. Gould; Third row, left to right: L. Lynch, 
B. Chabot, M. Atkinson, D. Dienhart; Fourth row, left to right: 
D. Laredo, N. Hurley, E. Dealy, V. Bueno; Fifth row, left to right: 
F. Mannix, P. Callahan, M. Kidney, C. Loumiet; Sixth row, left to 
right: N. Dolan, J. Hartford, P. Carroll, P. Madden; Seventh row, 
left to right: J. Falla, E. Murphy, A. Dillon, E. Kidwell, N. Lane; 
Eighth row, left to right: C. Beltran, M. Petzold, M. A. Bowen, G. 
Conley; Ninth row, left to right: A. M. Clausen, C. Hickey, A. White, 
P. Leonard, T. Lara; Tenth row, left to right: M. Casavant, A. A. 
O'Brien, A. Berry; Eleventh row, left to right: M. Rovira, 
B. Powell, S. L. Whelan, G. Fisher, M. C. Dwyer. 


In our first year at college, there was nobody in the class who wasn't President 
of something. Every club could have used the same Roll Book, for all of us were 
in everything — singing, speaking, acting, depending on the day of the week. Even 
now that Newton is four times as big, we still find ourselves in a good many clubs. 
Part of this is due to versatility, part of it to ambition, and most of it to interest. 
That first year was nerve-wracking at times, when nobody could remember just 
what practice she was supposed to be at and when. We would have given anything 
for the gift of bilocation or for thirty hours in a day; but if someone had asked us 
to give up anything we would have refused most emphatically, for in spite of the 
frenzy, it was marvellous fun! 

fc* "* **3)f m 

First row, left to right: B. Siu, B. Powell, G. Conley, H. Hannon, 

P. Leonard, M. Hayes, A. Elcock. 
Second row, left to right: A. White, M. C. Dwyer, A. Devereux, E. 

Ruggiero, P. Putnam, J. Lyons, A. Whelan, M. O'Hagan. 
Third row, left to right: P. Walsh, M. Hiekey, M. Pasarell, S. 

Haggerty, M. Jani, P. Canning, J. Gonzalez, M. L. McGowan, 

C. Doyle, M. Schultz, L. Perez. 
Fourth row, left to right: A. Fulton, C. O'Neill, M. Dealy, E. Dealy, 

F. Mannix, S. Hurley, A. Dillon, M. Mahoney, C. Kirk, M. 

E. Englert. 


The greatest thing a Catholic College can give is not so much 
learning as love. That is why we are particularly indebted to 
Newton which has given us — in the Sodality of the Children of 
Mary — a rule of love. St. Madeleine Sophie in her strength and 
wisdom wrote thus to us: 

"... to preach by your example, to encourage the weak, to 
bring back the strayed sheep, even to save souls from falling 
into hell, and indeed to win them to the love of the Sacred 
Heart of Jesus and His Immaculate Mother. This is your 
vocation, the one aim of your Congregation. I am not afraid 
to call it an apostolate, for you must be apostles." 

First row, left to right: A. Reardon, M. O'Hagan. C. Doyle, M. 

Sehultz, G. Conley. 
Second row, left to right: H. Jani, N. Hurlev, M. Jani. 


Student Government, like all strong things, is founded on service. It is goodly 
service, for it is the service of the best in the college. The work of the officers has 
been to weld many different people into one student body, to make us conscious of 
our duty towards each other and towards Newton. The Student Government officers 
bore the brunt of our petitions and our claims, and took the blame for our faults 
and our failings. They were constantly cheerful and understanding, and they taught 
us, above all, that government is not so much rule as responsibility. 

Left to right: M. C. Dwyer, C. Doyle, M. McCarthy, R. O'Connell, 
J. Welch, H. Sweeney, E. Ruggiero. H. Hannon, M. Tynan. 
S. L. Whelan. 


The least part of the Social Committee's job was to give us social censures — 
though there were times when that seemed the biggest part of all. What they really 
did for us was to make a roaring success of every dance and party, to see that things 
ran smoothlv, and to rush around, serving and smiling while we had a wonderful 
time. They knew how to produce a stag-line at a moment's notice. They were always 
looking for ways to give us fun. The best praise we can give them is to say that it 
really was fun. "We had a terrific time!" 


In all these groups we have had the call of service beyond ourselves. The Mis- 
sions have given us a kinship with those working for Christ in faraway places. 
Catholic Action has helped us to work for Him right here at college. Interracial 
has done a little of both. Through each club we have discovered that working for 
others was fun, whether "working" meant making decorations for a Mission Party, 
jerking sodas at St. E's, or taking children from Blessed Sacrament on a picnic. It 
made us very happy to find ourselves among the laborers in the vineyard. 


First row, left to right: E. Cortelli, P. 

Leonard, G. de Vitry, G. Conley, H. 

Hannon, M. Mahoney, A. Whelan. 
Second row, left to right: M. C. Dwyer, 

A. White, B. Siu, A. Devereux, C. 

Kirk, B. Cassidy, J. Lyons, M. Hayes, 

M. O'Hagan, C. Hickey. 


Left to right: M. Hickey, P. Putnam, 
M. Jani. 

Third row, left to right: M. Jani, S. Hag- 
gerty, M. Hickey, M. Kidney, J. 
Mitchell, M. McManus, P. Putnam, 
A. Dillon, L. Perez, J. Gonzalez, F. 
Mannix, P. Canning, P. Walsh, M. 
King, C. Doyle. 

Fourth row, left to right: A. Fulton, M. 
J. Glennon, C. Craig, E. Ruggiero, 
E. Dealy, A. Hanford, C. Casey, J. 
Thurber, N. Hurley, M. E. Englert, 
M. Squatrito. 


First row, left to right: C. Craig, A. 

Devereux, M. Hickey, M. E. Englert. 

C. Kirk, M. J. Glennon, C. O'Neill. 
Second row, left to right: B. Siu, C. Doyle, 

P. Putnam, M. Hayes, P. Walsh, M. 

Third row, left to right: A. A. O'Brien, 

S. Haggerty, F. Mannix, B. Cassidy, 

C. Hickey, E. Ruggiero. 

First row. left to right: A. White, A. A. O'Brien, A. Reardon, K. A. 
Keogh, A. O'Connell, P. Walsh, P. Leonard. 

Second row, left to right: B. Cassidy, J. Gonzalez, M. C. Dwyer, L. 
Perez, E. Englert, J. Flynn, C. DeBlcis, G. de Vitry. 

Third row, left to right: M. Heanue, E. Cortelli, J. Mitchell, C. 
Loumiet, M. J. Glennon. C. Craia;, E. Kid well, B. Chahot. C. 


We usually associate with the French an interest in good food; but in the French 
Club at Newton there is much more of an interest in good thinking. Like the French, 
the Club is alive and active, sponsoring lectures, learning Christmas carols, visiting 
the consul, and holding animated meetings on its own. The Club has shown several 
films on France, and besides its activities within the college, it has established contact 
with the French Center in Boston. But the Club does not exist merely for its own 
improvement, for throughout the winter the members sent packages to the Sacred 
Heart Convent in Grenoble, showing very clearly that the French Club loves the 
people of France as well as their language. 


First row, left to right: C. Rogers, C. Rice, A. Elcock, M. McManus, 
K. A. Keogh, A. O'Connell, M. Hayes, F. Canning. 

Second row, left to right: G. Pitts, A. Wellings, M. Tynan, M. Zahn, 
L. Casavant, M. Okuley, E. Englert, J. Yawman, A. Reardon. 
J. Hannon. 

Third row, left to right: G. Lavedan, J. Paquin, C. O'Neill, M. 
Dealy, B. Cassidy, J. Crowley, A. Devereux, M. B. O'Shea, J. 
Shields, M. McCarthy, P. Putnam. 


When Shakespeare said, "Al 1 the world's a stage", he had no conception of what 
it was like to give a play on top of a table with ends that might break at any crucial 
moment; or what it was like to have human footlights imprisoned in boxes. Now, 
though we still make costumes out of cast-off curtains and mosaics out of burlap 
bags, our beginnings seem almost unbelievable. Yet our beginnings were ambitious 
too. We tried pur hand at Auden's For The Time Being, and had the NSA raving 
about us. We did Iphegenia In Tauris, which was a huge success, with only a few 
casualties from thumb-tacks among the bare-footed maidens. This year, to crown it 
all, we have done what every man would say was impossible: we tamed the Shrew! 








Newton and Providence College 

■ ■ .-.-. ■■■,■■■ 

Left to right: A. O'Connell. J. Flynn, H. Carey, C. Rice. 


From small beginnings in the Barat parlor and under the stairs, the Glee Club 
has come the long way to a full-scale production in the Playhouse. If anyone had 
told us when we were Freshmen that in three years we would be putting on Gilbert 
and Sullivan operettas and giving a Christmas concert with Providence College, 
we would have been aghast. But we did it — and have even bigger plans for next 
year. How it all happened we can't quite say, any more than we can explain why 
people love to sing. But it was not love of music alone which brought us from six 
music books to a chorus of sixty. Some of it was work, and some of it was worry, 
but most of it was pure unselfishness. 

Left to right: M. Dealy, P. Walsh, A. Hanford, E. Englert. 


When the IRC began, it was, like all our clubs that first year, composed of Fresh- 
men alone. So the real beginning of the IRC was Freshman Forum — a wonderful 
institution that taught us to speak on anything from cats to high-heeled shoes, and 
most of all to think on our feet. It turned our minds toward serious problems and 
current issues, and gave us enough aplomb to debate even with our parents. It 
sent us to other colleges and brought others with their views to ours. This year, a 
far cry from those first small speeches, the IRC sponsored a symposium on the 
Atomic Bomb which attracted hearers from all over Boston, and brought speakers 
from Washington and New York. Perhaps its most important achievement was to 
teach us to share our ideas with others, to argue well, but always to be willing to 





First row, left to right: C. DeBlois, M. Hayes, P. 

Putnam. H. Sweeney. 
Second row, left to right: B. Siu, P. Canning, M. 



These are the people with perpetual writers' cramp and typewriters' thumbnails. 
They have reduced the last-minute rush to an art, and are used to all-night sessions 
— well, practically all night. Yet somehow the "mag" always manages to come out. 
And the Yearbook is here too. At least, we hope you're not just reading a figment 
of vour imaginations. 


First row, left to right: R. Howe, C. DeBlois, M. 

McManus, P. Putnam, M. Hayes, E. Rug- 

giero, A. Han ford. 
Second row, left to right: M. L. Julian. M. Hickey. 

M. LaBonte, S. Haggerty, C. Ryan. Absent, 

M. Kyne. 

Left to right: E. Bradley, M. Pasarell, S. Haggerty, C. O'Neill. 


If there's one thing which causes us to swell with pride, it's our hockey record. 
Not only have we never been beaten, but we've never even been scored upon. Har- 
vard tried hard to ruin us, but they crumbled under our pulverizing attack. 

Our basketball didn't fare so well. We got off to a flying start by holding Rad- 
cliffe to a mere 44 points, while our forwards rolled up the tremendous score of 6. 
Hearing this, Harvard took heart, and it was only by extremely unorthodox methods 
that they managed to score the one winning point. Most of our contests, however, 
have been with Regis, our arch-rival of four years' standing. 

But the greatest attractions of the athletic seasons are the Faculty-Student games, 


First row, left to right: J. Hartford, P. Putnam, 
M. E. Englert, P. McClellan, G. Lavedan. I. 
Good, A. ^Fulton, E. Bradley, C O'Neill, E. 

Second row, left to right: J. Paquin, M. Pasarell, 
M. Jani, K. A. Keogh, H. Jani, H. Carey, 
M. O'Hagan, M. A. Bowen, G. Pitts, H. Han- 
non, M. LeBonte, S. Haggerty. 

which provoke amazing ingenuity on both sides. If they managed to out-hit us in 
baseball, we ran them all over the field in hockey. In basketball the score stands 
even, in spite of the diverting attempts of the Faculty cheering section. 

Next year, hang on! You may have the horse-and-buggy, but Newton's got the 


First row, left to right: E. Bradley, M. E. Eng- 
lert, P. Putnam, G. Lavedan, H. Hannon, J. 

Second row, left to right: C. O'Neill, S. Haggerty, 
M. Tynan. A. 6'Connell, A. Reardon, M. 
0"Hagan, M. LaBonte, H. Carey, P. Canning. 

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There is a wonderful institution in 
American legal history which forbids 
ex post facto laws. And, let us say 
now, we took all possible advantage of 
it. Since no mention of fire-escapes was 
made in the catalogue, Mimi presumed 
that they were a logical method of 
communication. Since no shop hours 
were posted and we wouldn't dream of 
disturbing Helene, the "big six" kept 
up a marvellous trade by themselves 
from midnight on. 

But there was one rule whose exis- 
tence we could not deny, and soon we 
were sending sympathy cards and small 
tokens of remembrance to Mary Lou 
and Helene all because of a harmless 
snake. This was the year of the cold 
smoker, the mysterious fire-alarm, and 
a passionate rendition of Siboney at 
our first concert. Everything was first 
that year — the first house-warming 
when the bathtub overflowed and the 
Count appeared at the wrongest pos- 
sible time; the first Tea Dance when 
Mother Keves asked a shocked young 
gentleman to dance; those first medita- 
tions when small voices reading by a 
small flashlight gave the fastest three 
points we'd ever heard. 

There were other things too. We got 
our first real Chapel. Father Leonard 
gave us our first introduction to the 
Liturgy and a weekly bath at the As- 
perges. Mother Grant introduced us 
to the horrors of the masons and the 

grimy coal pits. But the most remark- 
able memory of that whole year was 
the night before the last metaphysics 
test, when we all got a weekend cam- 
pus for the harmless diversion of sing- 
ing out the window and serenading 
Mother Harrigan. That was the night 
of the most famous entrance line ever 

"Presenting Miss Tulia Latore!" 

'"Alio, folks." 

Sophomore Year was the year of the 
magnificent expansion. We got Mother 
Cavanagh as a new Dean, and before 
the year was up she had her own theme 
song. Hammers sounded all day long, 
for Stuart was in the making. The 
garage was baptized Duchesne; but in 
spite of the efforts of Father Staple- 
ton it never really got the faith. It 
was too full of rakes and hoes and 

watering cans. St. Joe's was brought 
into the fold, and everyone who lived 
there felt the cold; for that was the 
winter of the Great Snow, when we had 
to allow a half an hour to "walk" to 

the college and when half of us lost 
our V.L.P.'s on one night when the 
weather was particularly uncoopera- 

That was the year of "Quiet May", 
of a small "tea" party in St. Joe's with 
Mother Walsh, of Princess Elizabeth's 
wedding when we all huddled on the 
Common at five o'clock in the morn- 
ing, and of the "Dolly Sisters", whose 
act, alas, was split when Connie went 
off engaged. 

We had a wedding that year too; 
and Pat and Don came back here to 
repeat their vows in the Chapel. Early 
that spring, however, our ardor was 
somewhat dampened by the enforced 
absence of four of our liveliest mem- 
bers. Our masterpiece for that year 
was Parents' Weekend, when Jane 
Sweeney beat us all in spelling, and 
our fathers had a wonderful barber- 
shop quartet. We went home after the 
dance with the strangest feeling. Half 
of our college days were gone. 

The first day back in Junior Year 
gave us a big charge, financially as 
well as emotionally. We got our rings 

and our caps and gowns. However, 
that supposed Junior dignity was a far 
cry from The Colored Ladies Political 
Club, when Annie stopped the show 
with a moving rendition of modern 

That was the year when we climbed 
up and down the Porphyrean Tree, 
made solo grand opera in the tunnel, 
and created the wildest confusion at 
the switchboard. Wary and Chic got 
the creative urge, and in one day gave 
their room a coat of paint which it 
took three weeks to scrape off. But 
we all had a hand at decorating when 
the first Junior Weekend came, and 
Jane produced an amorous masterpiece 
on the stage curtain. There was some- 
what of cleaning up to do, too — and 

who will forget the Assembly on 
Oakie's lobster pots? 

The faculty grew along with the Col- 

lege. Mother White breezed in, and 
we also welcomed the "best dressed 
man in town." Claire and Joe brought 
another engagement ring into the class. 
But she wasn't the only one who was 
happily distracted, for summer had 
come again. We had a foretaste of it 
when our parents came. Supposedly 
we were the entertainers, but the Tree 
Warden and his "tub-thumper" kept us 
laughing all that weekend. 

Senior Year redoubled the engage- 
ments. There was Elena and Veto, and 
Betty and Joe. For some reason every- 
body began to look at Brides' Books 
— not because there was so much time, 
but because it was so near the end and 
perhaps another beginning. We were 
deserted on all sides. Mother Egan 
left us; and gone were those desperate 

Library notices. Mother White de- 
parted in a burst of glory for Rome. 
But Mother Holahan, with her Brink's 
loot, stayed on as the "front door 

All sorts of dreams began to come 
true. We got Hardey House and Harri- 
man's, and 8:30's every night. But 
every silver lining seemed to have its 
cloud. There were theses, and compre- 
hensives. and Graduate Records with 
peculiar paragraphs and undecipher- 
able figures. The work seemed im- 
possible, but maybe we weren't paying 
any attention; for with the planting 
of the first tree, we suddenly realized 
that we were about to graduate! 









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The coke machine's sold out. 

You ARE a dumb bunny! 

Please pray for a very big intention. 

You didn't sign in for dinner, DEAR. 

I give up, Miss Bones, what IS the answer? 

Funny peculiar, not funny haha. 

Kids, will you please shut up? 

Where is your wedding garment? 

But it's a mystery. . . . 

If you'd only keep your coats down in your lockers and your gym suits in the Day 
Hops Room. 

You've been on the line for five minutes. 

Is the mail in yet? 

Is the mail over yet? 

Is the mail out yet? 

Did I get a letter? 

Kids, will you please shut up? 

But, Mother, if we only had some ash trays for the Smoker! 

Has anybody got two nickels for a dime? 

What's for lunch? . . . Let's go to Kel's. 

This hurts me more than it hurts you, BUT. . . . 

Are we having gym in the Quonset or in the Lounge? 

Hum, and get the frog out of your voices. 

Kids, will you please shut up? 

Aristotle says that the sphere is the most perfect figure. 

Mother, I'm not washing, I'm painting pictures. 

Please stop singing in the tunnel. 

But I was here at 6:15, I just didn't sign in. 

The entrance to Barat is forbidden by windows as well as by doors. 

I'm going on a diet tomorrow. 

Oh, Mother, you don't call THIS messy. . . . 

For crying tears in a large size bucket ! 

I've been here all DAY. 

Got it at Filene's for $2.99! 

Kids, WILL you please shut up? 

When's Benediction? 

It's not civilized to pour candle wax on the plants. 


Newton Corner Library just phoned. 

No parking around the circle. 

The following have social censures. . . . 

Kids, will you PLEASE shut up? 

Let's get out of the reading room so we can study. 

GOODBYE, Philip. Next time buy an Adams hat. 

SOMEBODY has to wait. 

It isn't in the handbook. 

There'll be a short meeting of the New Yorkers. . . . 

Has anybody got a cigarette? 

See you around the base. 

If I get a phone call, Jeanne, I'll be . . . (surprised). 

All boots should be left on the porch. 

Have you paid your library dues? 

Of course the day hops are expected for breakfast. 

There'll be a major quiz on Tuesday and a minor test on Wednesday. 

Little flowers, turn your faces towards the SUN. 

The campuses for this week are .... 


Thank You. 


Mr. and Mrs. Neil Atkinson 
Mr. and Mrs. Basil R. Beltran 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Bergin 
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Berry 
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blazo 
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Bradley 
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Callahan 
Dr. and Mrs. Frank J. Canning 
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Carey 
Mrs. John F. Cassidy 
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Conley 
Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Casey 
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Denney 
Mrs. Edward C. Donnelly 
Miss Mayline Donnelly 
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick T. Doyle 
Dr. and Mrs. George A. Englert 
Mr. and Mrs. Miguel A. Falla 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Fallon 
Dr. and Mrs. James F. Gallagher 
Hon. and Mrs. Francis J. Good 
Mrs. Warren D. Hanford 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Hannon 
Mr. Samuel E. Hartford 
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Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Hickey 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Higgins 
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Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Kelly 
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kenney 

Mr. Peter J. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keogh 
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Kidney 
Mr. and Mrs. William R. King 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold La Bonte 
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Lavedan 
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Lyons 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacLellan 
Mrs. David Mclntyre 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Madden 
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mannix 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Mitchell 
Mrs. Joseph Mulhern 
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. O'Brien 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O'Meara, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. O'Neill 
Mr. and Mrs. John O'Hagan 
Mr. and Mrs. H. O'Toole, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Roger T. Putnam 
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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruggiero 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Russell 
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Shields 
Mrs. Louis Schultz 
Mr. and Mrs. A. Edward Spalthoff 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Sweeney 
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Thurber 
Mrs. Maurice Walsh 
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Walsh 
Mr. and Mrs. James V. Whalen 
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THE WARREN KAY VANTYNE STUDIO for their kind and generous help in 
all our photography needs. 

THE HEFFERNAN PRESS for their splendid printing and engraving and for 
their patient assistance in all our trials and difficulties. 

MOTHER LOUISE KEYES for her great aid in guiding and directing the novice- 

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The Flower Bouquet 

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